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Call for Speakers

Our Call for Speakers is now closed.

The deadline for submissions was July 15, 2015 midnight CEST.

We thank everyone who submitted a talk proposal for CSSconf EU 2015. We are now in the process of reviewing and evaluating your submissions and you will be hearing back from us soon!

This year, along with selecting speakers through our Call for Speakers we are also inviting potential speakers to get on stage at CSSconf EU. These speakers are invited based on their recent contributions to the wider community.


CSSconf EU is targeted at CSS professionals, CSS creatives, CSS aficionados. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional front end developer, a creative wizard who practices CSS magic in their spare time, or you just love CSS and want to share your knowledge. We’re interested in topics that make us go, “Oh, wow! Yes! Cool! I wanna hear about that!”

To get your ideas flowing, here are some of the topics we are particularly interested in:

For further inspiration, check out the video recordings of last year's talks: CSSconf EU on Youtube

And remember: Pick whatever you feel passionate about. This is your conference!

PS: If you can't find a suitable topic for CSSconf EU, or you want to try your luck at more than one event, then consider submitting a talk to our partner conferences JSconf EU or to RejectJS – they are happening in the same venue on the same week. You can submit multiple talks.

We Can Help

Not everyone is a natural-born talent on stage. Not everyone can produce kick-ass slide decks. Not everyone is a live-demo god. Not everyone knows they have something great to talk about.

There are about a million reasons why you may not consider yourself a speaker.
We are here to prove you wrong. If all you have is a gut feeling that you should be on stage, we are here to reach out and help you develop or hone the skills you think you lack to deliver a great presentation.

Again, whatever else you might need, we’re here to help. Get in touch: contact@cssconf.eu (please don’t use this email to submit a proposal).

If you need more encouragement, check out the website weareallaweso.me.

The Perks

If your proposal is selected, here’s what you'll get:

Travel to Berlin. This usually means that we'll pay for your plane or train ticket, and also cover all transport costs within the city. We are happy to assist with booking your itinerary, but if you can do it yourself, we can focus on making the conference more awesome.

Entrance to the conference. We won’t be done with the speaker selections by the time tickets go on sale, so if you want to make sure you can attend, let us know in the form below and we'll hold a ticket for you in case your talk is not selected.

Accommodation in a hotel right next to the venue for a day before and after the conference.
If you'd like to stay longer, we can help you arrange things, just let us know. You will have to cover any extra nights, though.

If your employer can cover your travel and hotel, we'll be happy to list them as a company sponsor. The money we save will be invested into making the conference even better.

You’re welcome to bring your family. If you need childcare, please get in touch. We want to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.

The venue and the hotel will be accessible for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility. If you have any concerns or questions about whether all your needs can be addressed, please contact us.

The Selection Process

Here’s how we select our speakers:

  1. All submissions are anonymized, so that there is no bias towards the submitter.
  2. All submissions are reviewed and voted for by the conference organizers. Each talk is rated on a scale from 1 to 5, taking into account the following criteria:
    • relevance of the topic for the CSS community
    • coherence and clarity of the proposal
    • novelty/originality of the topic
    • can the topic be reasonably covered in allocated time
  3. The top submissions are then de-anonymized so we can bias against speaker details. We wrote about this and more considerations that go into our curation and selection process here.

We expect a lot more excellent submissions than we have speaking slots. This process helps us select the best proposals, and hack our own unavoidable biases.


Video Recordings

We plan to record and publish all talks online for free, along with a recording of the slide deck, live demo, and any on-presenter-screen activity. We do this for the benefit of the larger CSS community and those who couldn’t make it to the conference. We hope you agree with us, but if you are uncomfortable with this in any way, let us know and we will work things out.

Finally, since you retain full ownership of your slides and recording, we’d like to ask you to make your materials and recording available under a Creative Commons (we default to non-commercial reuse) or other open source license.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct aims to create a safe and welcoming space for our community members, and to protect every attendee, staff member and speaker from harassment. We thus need you to read, understand, and comply with our Code of Conduct.

Our Call for Speakers is now closed.